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Friday, July 13, 2007

Gurudakshina Tower project

This in continuation of my postings on July 7 (Guruvandanam) and on July 6 (Going back in time).

Here are some photos of the project at different stages:

A 2005 photo of the incomplete 'clock tower'. The 1982 Batch of the School volunteered to take up clock tower project as a token of gratitude to the alma mater that has played a major role in the lives of each of us, students.

The work in progress in mid-May 2007

The completed clock tower with the Stupa of Remembrance in the foreground, on July 7, 2007.


A dream come true for the school and more importantly for the students of my batch which undertook the project. The tower was named "Gurudakshina Tower" and it was dedicated to school on 07-07-07.

12 comments:

  1. great photos pradeep. It is the best photo of the tower with our batch in front of it.

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  2. Pradeep,

    Nannaayittundu letto. Good,

    Suresh

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  3. Pradeep,

    Nannaayittundu ketto, Great,

    regards

    Suresh

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  4. finally, the tower looks like it should. I had always wondered how it remained unfinished even when i first saw it in 1980...the one flash comment that came to my mind, why not tiles? but a fantastic job - you guys...there is so much more to be done there...

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  5. The story of the Tower has many facets to it. It is a story of love and gratitude for one's teachers, a return to the roots, a story of keeping ones feet firmly on the ground while flying high in different careers, a story of great love and bonding between batchmates, a story of focussed unity of purpose, a story of dogged determination. Thankyou Pradeep for sharing it on your blog.

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  6. wow ! i think this was a great project you undertook.
    thanks for blogrolling!

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  7. Dear Pradeep,
    That was wounderfull, your articles and photos were
    great.
    Keep posting.
    Regds
    Shaji

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  8. Great job, Pradeep. Finally I got to see the picture that I was eagerly waiting for - the one with all of us in front of the tower! Thank you.
    Waiting for more pics from Mammu et al.
    Regards.
    -- Mini

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  9. thanks Pradeep for the blog..It looks great.
    Siva

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  10. that is sucha a wonderful thing to do! :)
    Must be a really good teacher! :)
    who are really hard to find these dez! :)

    peace & love
    Jeevy

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  11. Great Pradeep Sir.
    Planning to visit school during my vaccation next month.

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  12. Pradeep,

    Nice to read your blogs. Great photos and writeups. Keep it up

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